Are your children joining the summer fidget frenzy with you?
HOUSTON – Fidget toys aren’t just the latest rage on TikTok, they are also a way great tool to reduce stress and anxiety in kids.
And if you want to get your children’s hands into one of these popular devices, Laurie Schacht, Chief Toy Officer of the Toy Insider, shares her summer picks.
Schacht has more 20 years of experience in reporting on the toys industry and is a contributing editor to Parents magazine.
CATEGORY: POPPING FIDGET TOYS
– Squishy silicone is fascinating for kids’ fingers.
– 18 Dimpl bubbles are embedded in the strong, high-quality, plastic frame. They come in two sizes and can be pushed, poked and popped repeatedly.
– Ages: 3+
2. CHUCKLE & ROAR POP IT TIE-DYE (From BUFFALO GAMES)
– Once the kids have popped one side, they can now pop the other! It’s so simple yet so enjoyable.
Pop It can be used by both adults and older kids to play a clever, two-player game.
– Sensory fun that keeps little ones busy and helps them develop fine motor skills.
CATEGORY: TWISTY FIDGET TOYS
3. TANGLE PETS AQUATIC (From TANGLE CREATIONS).
This cool series features 6 adorable and removable characters. Sea life characters make great friends for backpacks and bathtime.
This assortment is a delight for sensory-sensitive people.
– Ages: 3+
CATEGORY: TACTILE-SQUISHY FIDGET TOYS
4. BUTTER CLOUDZ BUCKET – From WECOOL
For hours of creative play, kids can mold the non-toxic dough-like compound into various shapes and figures.
– Ages: 4+
This non-toxic foam play foam can be used to add sound to kids’ sculpting and squishy squashy fun.
– Develop imagination, creativity, communication, and fine motor skills.
– Feel it, see it, hear it, and sculpt it. The Playfoam Puutty can be popped, stretched, and squeezed by children, providing hours of ASMR-free fun.
– Ages: 6+
6. KINETIC SANDICECREAM TREATS PLAYSET (From Spin Master)
This playset comes with three colors of scented kineticsand, so children can create delicious treats.
– Make a waffle or cookies in the press, or use the cone to make a deliciously scented soft drink. Customize the toppings with the accessories
– Ages: 3+
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